Cesarean Section Deliveries

Cesarean section deliveries is a count of live babies delivered by cesarean section (C-section). It may be expressed as a percentage of births.

Cesarean section delivery is the use of surgery to deliver babies. A cesarean section is often necessary when a vaginal delivery puts the mother at risk. This may include obstructed labor, twin pregnancy, high blood pressure in the mother, breech birth, or problems with the placenta or umbilical cord.

In 2022, in Alachua County, the percent of total births that were Cesarean Section Deliveries (All) was 31.2 compared to Florida at 35.9. Since the oldest age of the mother at birth varies, an ending age of 999 is used to retrieve all records up to and including the oldest age.

The map illustrates county data by quartile. A quartile map is presented when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.

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Alachua County
Cesarean Section Deliveries, Single Year
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Cesarean Section Deliveries, Single Year  
AlachuaFlorida
Data YearCountDenomRateMOVCountDenomRateMOV
20228362,67631.2*1.880,508224,40335.90.2
20218102,58031.4*1.877,274216,18935.70.2
20207622,55129.9*1.875,158209,64535.90.2
20198752,70032.4*1.880,327220,01036.50.2
20188552,73131.3*1.781,541221,50836.80.2
20179002,82631.8*1.783,100223,57937.20.2
20169352,86232.7*1.784,201225,01837.40.2
20158772,88530.4*1.783,699224,27337.30.2
20148862,91630.4*1.781,678219,90537.10.2
20138792,82331.1*1.781,159215,19437.70.2
20129032,87931.4*1.781,157212,95438.10.2
20119182,96031.0*1.781,259213,23738.10.2
20108632,86630.1*1.780,999214,51937.80.2
20099122,92531.2*1.784,347221,39138.10.2
20089102,98030.5*1.786,918231,41737.60.2
20078662,84930.4*1.788,932239,12037.20.2
20068352,83729.4*1.785,381237,16636.00.2
20058032,69029.9*1.778,823226,21934.80.2
20047202,60727.6*1.772,253218,04533.10.2
20036612,48026.7*1.766,061212,24331.10.2
Florida
Cesarean Section Deliveries, Percent of Total Births, 2022
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Cesarean Section Deliveries, Percent of Total Births, 2022    
CountyCountDenomRateMOV
Florida80,508224,40335.90.2
Alachua8362,67631.2*1.8
Baker11236930.4*4.7
Bay6882,09432.9*2.0
Bradford9529831.95.3
Brevard1,7825,23834.0*1.3
Broward8,55821,29040.2*0.7
Calhoun4511937.88.7
Charlotte3801,04636.32.9
Citrus3231,00132.3*2.9
Clay6852,31429.6*1.9
Collier1,1573,47633.3*1.6
Columbia21475028.5*3.2
Miami-Dade13,40829,75445.1*0.6
Desoto13140332.54.6
Dixie3414623.3*6.9
Duval3,88112,60430.8*0.8
Escambia1,2463,62734.4*1.5
Flagler32089635.73.1
Franklin258928.19.3
Gadsden16946536.34.4
Gilchrist6122427.2*5.8
Glades327940.510.8
Gulf3010229.48.8
Hamilton5918132.66.8
Hardee9837026.5*4.5
Hendry20956936.74.0
Hernando5771,64535.12.3
Highlands33487238.33.2
Hillsborough5,78517,22033.6*0.7
Holmes6718835.66.8
Indian River3721,24529.9*2.5
Jackson16851532.64.0
Jefferson4113530.47.8
Lafayette257931.610.3
Lake1,3563,80535.61.5
Lee2,7107,49536.21.1
Leon9992,76836.11.8
Levy10538827.1*4.4
Liberty287935.410.5
Madison6718436.47.0
Manatee1,2503,78333.0*1.5
Marion1,1553,58832.2*1.5
Martin3971,29830.6*2.5
Monroe30775240.8*3.5
Nassau26283331.5*3.2
Okaloosa8302,58932.1*1.8
Okeechobee16452831.1*3.9
Orange5,75516,71734.4*0.7
Osceola1,7984,97836.11.3
Palm Beach5,72515,51336.9*0.8
Pasco1,9795,71234.6*1.2
Pinellas2,4557,45033.0*1.1
Polk3,0419,10133.4*1.0
Putnam25581631.3*3.2
Saint Johns8582,51434.11.9
Saint Lucie1,2813,73234.3*1.5
Santa Rosa6982,03434.32.1
Sarasota9542,98032.0*1.7
Seminole1,5204,69432.4*1.3
Sumter17454831.8*3.9
Suwannee11343326.1*4.1
Taylor7321733.66.3
Union4214529.07.4
Volusia1,6995,04933.7*1.3
Wakulla11634433.75.0
Walton30397431.1*2.9
Washington9027133.25.6
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Data Note(s)


Data Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics

  • This is primary, quantitative data.

  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.

  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.

  • Use caution when interpreting rates and ratios based on small numbers of events. Rates and ratios are considered unstable if they are based on fewer than 5 cases or if the denominator (population at risk) is fewer than 20. An erratic trend line illustrates this instability.

  • Quartiles are calculated when data are available for at least 51 counties.

  • Population - Rates are calculated using July 1 population estimates from the Florida Legislature, Office of Economic and Demographic Research which have been allocated by race based on information from the US Bureau of the Census. The population data for 2011-2021, along with rates affected by the population data, was updated on FLHealthCHARTS in November 2017. It is customary to periodically revise population estimates based on new information, such as a census or new mid-course census estimates for prior years. Revising these estimates ensures accurate accounting of the racial, ethnic, and gender distribution of the population. These changes affect the population data and rates calculated for your community.

  • These data are only for pregnancies that end with a live birth.

  • MOV - Measure of Variability: Probable range of values resulting from random fluctuations in the number of events. Not calculated when numerator is below 5 or denominator is below 20, or count or rate is suppressed. The MOV is useful for comparing rates to a goal or standard. For example, if the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is less than the MOV, the county rate is not significantly different from the statewide rate (alpha level = 0.05). When the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is greater than the MOV, the county rate is significantly different from the statewide rate. MOV should not be used to determine if the rates of two different counties, or the county rates for two different years, are statistically significantly different.

  • denom - abbreviated for Denominator.

  • Population estimates are not available for persons whose county of residence is unknown. Given this, the denominator and associated rate are not available.

  • * - Indicates the county rate is statistically significantly different from the statewide rate.